The Ford Evos is a concept car that was first shown at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.
What is the Ford Evos?
Contrary to what you may have read in the - easily excitable - motoring press, the isn't the new Capri. But it's an eye-catching showcase for Ford's new 'Kinetic 2.0' design direction - and a clue to how the next Fiesta and Mondeo will look, plus a new Ford Capri, sorry - Ford coupe, if one does arrive.
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Why should I buy a Ford Evos?
You can't. This is just a concept car for now, and some of its details - like those crazy double gullwing doors - will never make production.
Let's hope some of the design elements do, though, including those super-slim ‘laser cut’ front headlights with LEDs. The bulging wheelarches and sculpted flanks also look suitably futuristic, while the overall silhouette offers more than a hint of Aston Martin DB9 - never a bad thing.
Inside its four-seat cabin, the Evos is even more radical. The latest version of Ford’s SYNC in-car connectivity system combines music streaming with info about traffic and weather. It can heat or cool the cabin before anyone climbs in, and even update the engine, steering and suspension settings by using sat nav to read the road ahead.
All very exciting, then, although we can't help wondering what happens if your sat nav makes a mistake (off-road mode on a newly constructed road perhaps?) or how expensive this tech is to repair if it goes wrong...
What engine will the Ford Evos use?
A 2.0-litre petrol engine works in combination with an electric motor to drive the front wheels of the Evos. A combined output of 250bhp should give 0-62mph in 7.0 seconds and combined fuel economy of 60mpg, says Ford.
The Evos can also run purely on electricity, plugging into the mains to recharge.
When can I buy the Ford Evos?
Again, you can't. However, expect to see design cues from this car appearing on future Fords very soon - and the same goes for SYNC technology.
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